Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years (Adrian Mole, Book 8) by Sue Townsend

By Sue Townsend

Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years is the 8th publication in Sue Townsend's brilliantly humorous Adrian Mole series.

Sunday 1st July


A momentous day! Smoking in a public position or workplace is forbidden in England. notwithstanding should you a lunatic, a prisoner, an MP or a member of the Royal relations you're exempt.

Adrian Mole is thirty-nine and 1 / 4. He lives within the kingdom in a semi-detached switched over pigsty along with his spouse Daisy and their daughter. His mom and dad George and Pauline dwell within the adjacent pigsty. yet all isn't well.

The secondhand bookstore within which Adrian works is threatened with closure. The spark has fizzled out of his marriage. His mom is threatening to put in writing her autobiography (A woman referred to as Shit). And Adrian's nightly journeys to the rest room became alarmingly common . . .

Bestselling writer Sue Townsend has been Britain's favorite comedian author for over 3 decades.

'A journey de strength through a comic book genius and if it isn't the easiest booklet released this yr, I'll devour my bookshelf' day-by-day Mail, Books of the Year

'Effortlessly hilarious. incredible satire and tragedy' The Times

'Hilarious. comedian gold' Sunday Times

Sue Townsend is Britain's favorite comedian writer. Her highly winning novels comprise 8 Adrian Mole books, The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged girl (Aged 55), quantity Ten, Ghost young ones, The Queen and that i, Queen Camilla and the girl Who Went to mattress For a Year, all of that are hugely acclaimed bestsellers. She has additionally written various well-received performs. She lives in Leicester, the place she was once born and grew up.

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So I let the train rock me into oblivion. Gray light is leaking through the curtains when the rapping rouses me. I hear Effie Trinket’s voice, calling me to rise. “Up, up, up! ” I try and imagine, for a moment, what it must be like inside that woman’s head. What thoughts fill her waking hours? What dreams come to her at night? I have no idea. I put the green outfit back on since it’s not really dirty, just slightly crumpled from spending the night on the floor. My fingers trace the circle around the little gold mockingjay and I think of the woods, and of my father, and of my mother and Prim waking up, having to get on with things.

It brings out the flecks of gold in his green eyes. And, despite my disgust with the Capitol and their hideous fashions, I can’t help thinking how attractive it looks. “Hello, Katniss. I’m Cinna, your stylist,” he says in a quiet voice somewhat lacking in the Capitol’s affectations. “Hello,” I venture cautiously. ” he asks. He walks around my naked body, not touching me, but taking in every inch of it with his eyes. I resist the impulse to cross my arms over my chest. ” “My mother,” I say. “It’s beautiful.

Many are edible, but one false mouthful and you’re dead. I checked and double-checked the plants I harvested with my father’s pictures. I kept us alive. Any sign of danger, a distant howl, the inexplicable break of a branch, sent me flying back to the fence at first. Then I began to risk climbing trees to escape the wild dogs that quickly got bored and moved on. Bears and cats lived deeper in, perhaps disliking the sooty reek of our district. On May 8th, I went to the Justice Building, signed up for my tesserae, and pulled home my first batch of grain and oil in Prim’s toy wagon.

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